Air pollution and climate health research

Air pollution exposure is detrimental to health, with the World Health Organization attributing approximately 7 million annual deaths to exposure. Morbidity and mortality have been associated with increasing rates of wildland fire smoke exposure and residents living in fire-prone areas affected by wildland fires were exposed to significant levels of smoke during the latest wildland fire season in the Western U.S. states, specially in California. We have conducted research for more than 10 years in the Central Valley area focusing on immune health and the effects of air pollution in vulnerable populations.

Check out our NHLBI program project grant, Air pollution disrupts Inflammasome Regulation in HEart And Lung Total Health (AirHealth).

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